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Germany: chemical workers determined in negotiations

2 March, 2015Sector-wide collective bargaining rounds covering 550,000 chemical workers in Germany are continuing as the latest negotiations on 24 February in Kassel failed to reach a conclusion.

Georgian workers prepare major protest

10 February, 2017The Trade Union of Metallurgy, Mining and Chemical Industry Workers of Georgia (TUMMCIWG), an affiliate of IndustriALL Global Union, is organizing a major protest rally on 14 February 2016 to demand the reinstatement of 350 workers illegally dismissed from the Rustavi Azot plant.

Roadmap agreed for conflict resolution at Veolia Morocco

3 February, 2021A significant landmark was achieved on 1 February, at an agreement signing ceremony in Tangier, Morocco, that ended a year-long strike and set the roadmap for a new relationship between 500 workers and management of Veolia subsidiary Amanor.

Solvay GFA: This is what global level labour relations look like

30 July, 2015The Belgian-based chemicals company Solvay is the market leader in terms of labour relations. This week the Solvay Global Framework Agreement was at work in Geneva with a range of meetings including with the ILO.

Evonik

25 May, 2012Evonik, formerly RAG, is one of the world’s leading specialty chemicals companies, employing over 33,000 workers and generating annual sales of 14.5 billion Euros.

Two workers die in explosion at Usiquímica

13 September, 2012The explosion of a tank of hydrofluoric acid has claimed two lives and injured ten workers in Guarulhos, Brazil. The cause of the explosion is still being investigated. The union is demanding that the guilty parties are punished.

Union busting continues at Rustavi Azot in Georgia

28 October, 2017Workers at the Rustavi Azot fertilizer plant in Georgia are being persecuted and forced to leave the union. 

IndustriALL intervenes in defence of sacked Berger Paint union leader in Bangladesh

17 March, 2014Golgar Hussein, General Secretary of the Berger Paint Bangladesh Employees’ Union was sacked on 4 December 2013 for his trade union activities. IndustriALL and BCEF’s immediate intervention has not yet achieved his reinstatement. The action continues.

Union takes legal action against anti-union SQM

3 February, 2015The National Confederation of Metalworkers (CONSTRAMET) / Industriall Chile, has taken further legal action against SQM Industrial S.A. and SQM Nitratos S.A. for violating workers’ basic rights. In response, the company has taken reprisals against its employees and continues to employ anti-trade union practices.

Israel: workers strike against mass layoffs

19 February, 2015Israel Chemicals (ICL) has made a number of unilateral decisions that will lead to 140 layoffs at the group's Bromine Compounds subsidiary.  In response IndustriALL affiliate Histadrut (General Federation of Labor in Israel) has been on strike for over two weeks.